Aromatherapy and yoga go together hand in hand. Our sense of smell influences many physiological pathways in our body and it is the only sense directly linked to the stimulation of our limbic system, the emotional control center of our brain. This allows us to associate smells with memories and states of mind. From anxiety to depression, fatigue to stress, essential oils have long been appreciated for their uplifting, calming, and clarifying effects on emotional wellness.
Yin yoga is the perfect complement to the dynamic and muscular (yang) styles of yoga. In order to have a balanced yoga practice you need both. The beauty in Yin is the feeling of the pose and inward focus. Drawing further into oneself and looking at the experience of the pose allows you to experience the present moment. The letting go in the pose allows you to surrender on a number of different levels.
YinScents will explore three levels of stillness: Body, Breath and Mind by combining the practice of Yin Yoga and Certified Therapeutic Grade essential oils. Students can experience the benefits of the essential oils three ways: aromatically, topically and internally. The use of the essential oils will increase the positive effects of the asana practice on the body, mind and spirit, by easing aches and enhancing meditation.